Stefan Pop

The Operalia Prize winner Stefan Pop is one of the internationally sought-after tenors, especially in the Italian repertoire, from belcanto to Verdi and Puccini.

In the 2021/22 season, Stefan Pop will return to the Berlin State Opera as Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly). Stefan Pop gives his role debut as Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Royal Opera House in London. At Müpa Budapest he will be heard as Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia. His extensive engagements in Italy include Pollione (Norma) in Parma, Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia) in Bologna and Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Palermo. On the concert podium Stefan Pop can be heard in the Verdi Requiem in Bratislava.

The 2020/21 season began for Stefan Pop as Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Liege next to Angela Gheorghiu’s Mimi. Another highlight was his Duca (Rigoletto) in Taormina under the baton of Placido Domingo. The greatest successes of the past seasons include Jacopo (I due Foscari) in a new production in Parma, which was also recorded on CD and Blu-ray, and Rodolfo at the Vienna State Opera.

Stefan Pop’s further repertoire includes the great roles of Verdi such as Alfredo (La traviata), Duca (Rigoletto), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Adorno (Simone Boccanegra), Foresto (Attila), Jacopo (I due Foscari), Macduff (Macbeth), Ismaele (Nabucco) and Cassio (Otello), but also the Belcanto repertoire such as Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia), Pollione (Norma), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Nemorino (Elisir d’amore), Roberto Devereux to Gounod’s Faust and the Italian singer in Rosenkavalier, whom he sang at the Salzburg Festival.

Stefan Pop sings at many important opera houses around the world such as the Vienna State Opera, the Opéra de Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, the Hamburg State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Zurich Opera House, the Teatro Real Madrid and the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv. Pop is also a celebrated guest in Japan.

The tenor has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Daniele Gatti, Michele Mariotti, Nello Santi and others. A concert tour with Angela Gheorghiu took him to Seoul, Shanghai and Oman Muscat. In 2019 he won the “Oscar della Lirica Young Generation”.

Stefan Pop was born in Bistrita (Romania). He studied and graduated from the music academy “Ghoerghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca and then won the competitions “Hariclea Darclee” and the “International Music Competition Seoul”. Stefan Pop has been an honorary citizen of his hometown since 2015.